Examples Of Overfunctioning Reciprocity

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overfunctioning/underfunctioning reciprocity. It is so easy for me to understand how this type of pattern can come into existence in a relationship between two people. This can relate to not only couples but friendships and even relationships between parents and children. I also believe that this pattern can be brought on by any number of reasons and can grow in intensity if the person acting as the underfunctioning part of the relationship doesn’t receive some form of help in recognizing the initial reason. In my own system, after experiencing the passing of my mom (what I recognize as the trigger that initiated this pattern) my husband and I played out the roles of over/under-functioning reciprocity. He stepped in and took control of all

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